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Power to the Online People (Infographic)

Power to the Online People (Infographic)

The statistics on Sarah Wenger’s new infographic are staggering. With 30 billion pieces of content shared monthly by Facebook’s 900 million users and more devices connected to the Internet than there are people on earth, the power of social media is shaping more than our perceptions of the world. It is shaping our world.

At the Social Good Summit in September 2011, USAID Administrator Raj Shah told the audience, “Your voice matters. If you share the facts, if you share the stories, people will pay attention.”

While some people will misuse any technology, Care2 bloggers have written about the positive impact of social media in posts such as these:

Tack this infographic on your virtual bulletin board. Share it with friends. As Wenger says in her introduction to the infographic: “Keep this graphic in mind next timeyou log on, because knowledge is poweróand a little knowledge goes a long way in the Internet Age.”

Power To The Online People

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3:11PM PDT on Sep 19, 2012

nice

2:44PM PDT on Sep 19, 2012

noted

9:56AM PDT on Sep 18, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

4:54AM PDT on Sep 16, 2012

All very important reasons to make sure everyone is somehow online and has a modern voice.

4:16PM PDT on Sep 15, 2012

In the Information Age, ignorance is a choice.

3:57AM PDT on Sep 7, 2012

thanks for sharing

2:59PM PDT on Sep 6, 2012

Hopefully the primary use will always be for good.

8:36AM PDT on Sep 6, 2012

Kool info, just hope it is used in a fair way.

5:06AM PDT on Sep 6, 2012

fantastic

12:11PM PDT on Sep 5, 2012

my friend and i got a lot of dogs out of the local dog shelter (where they put them down if not adopted) thanks to the internet. we took pictures of them and shared them on facebook and even made a blog. it's not a hard task to just do that, and it saved so many lives and making dog owners happy with their new friend :)

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